Definitions of commit

  1. perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; " perpetrate a crime"; " pull a bank robbery"
  2. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; " She committed herself to the work of God"; " give one's talents to a good cause"; " consecrate your life to the church"
  3. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; " After the second episode, she had to be committed"; " he was committed to prison"
  4. To confer a trust upon; " The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; " I commit my soul to God"
  5. make an investment; " Put money into bonds"
  6. confer a trust upon; " The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; " I commit my soul to God"
  7. To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
  8. To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
  9. To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
  10. To join for a contest; to match; -- followed by with.
  11. To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; -- often used reflexively; as, to commit one's self to a certain course.
  12. To confound.
  13. To sin; esp., to be incontinent.
  14. To give in charge or trust; surrender; learn by heart; send for trial, or to prison; to do; to devote or bind oneself; with to.
  15. Committed.
  16. Committing.
  17. To give in charge or trust: to do: to endanger: to pledge:- pr. p. committing; pa. p. committeeed.
  18. To intrust; consign; do; pledge.
  19. To do; perpetrate.
  20. To consign; entrust; refer.
  21. To devote; pledge; compromise or bind ( oneself).
  22. To memorize, as a speech.
  23. To entrust; to consign; to imprison; to expose; to compromise; to engage, or pledge; to refer to a committee; to do; to perpetrate.
  24. To intrust; to put into the hands or power of another; to send for confinement; to deposit, as in the memory; to do or effect; to perpetrate; to engage or pledge; to refer, as to a committee.

Usage examples for commit

  1. Roederer proposed their going over to the Assembly without a moment's delay, to commit themselves and their children to the protection of the representatives of the people. – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  2. Five writers out of six would commit the error of using as in both members of the sentence. – Essays Æsthetical by George Calvert
  3. " It really doesn't commit you to anything," he said. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  4. Might I suggest that, before you commit yourself to taking these people to the police station, you just make sure he really has been robbed of his pocketbook? – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. Is this a full confession, sufficient to commit this man to trial? – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  6. They commit one mistake, however. – The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  7. Wait, my dear child, until you have at least lived through a single season before you commit yourself to any final opinions." – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. I'll commit some crime. – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  9. Shell we commit sin that grace may aboun'? – John March, Southerner by George W. Cable
  10. Well, suppose he did commit the folly you describe, what then? – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  11. He would not commit himself. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. While you cry for justice to the African, you are not slow to commit wrong and outrage on the white race. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  13. What folly did I commit then? – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. " It is not often, Mrs. Manningtree, that I commit myself to a definite statement. – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  15. He was a shrewd man, too, and did not often commit himself. – The Red Eric by R.M. Ballantyne
  16. We again retraced our steps, rolling the stone, as it were, back up the mountain, determined to commit ourselves to the line of marked trees. – A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs
  17. But they're shrewd fellows: didn't commit themselves in any way. – At Fault by Kate Chopin
  18. People grow afraid to commit themselves to any purpose lest they should not be able to carry it out. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  19. My position is that I did not commit this robbery and that I know nothing whatever about it or about the thumb- print that was found in the safe. – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  20. Though he said he believed, when it came to the point he did not commit himself, and that is all the difference, between believing in Christ and believing on Him. – The One Great Reality by Louisa Clayton